Luftvärnskanonvagn L-62 Anti II
|Luftvärnskanonvagn L-62 Anti II|
|Type||Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun|
|Place of origin||Sweden|
|Used by|| Finland
Kingdom of Hungary
|Wars||World War II|
|Variants||40M Nimród (Hungarian version based on a license-built copy)|
|Length||5.32 m (17 ft 5 in)|
|Width||2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)|
|Height||2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)|
|Armor||6–20 mm (0.24–0.79 in)|
|40 mm Bofors L/50 anti-aircraft gun|
|Engine||L8V / 36 T Scania 1664 cc
155 hp (kW)
|Speed||40 km/h (25 mph)|
Luftvärnskanonvagn L-62 anti II, also known as Landsverk anti-II or L-62 or locally ItPsv 41, was a Swedish self-propelled anti-aircraft gun that was developed specifically for Finland between 1941 and 1942. The vehicle was developed from the Toldi L-60 m/38 tank. The chassis was lengthened and an 40 mm Bofors AA-gun added. The gun was called 40 ItK/38 in Finnish service.
The tank was exported to Hungary, where it was further developed into an AA-tank called 40M Nimrod. 135 Nimrods were built, and Finland bought six tanks in 1942. All tanks survived the war and were used until 1966.
During the battles in the summer of 1944, the Finnish tanks downed eleven Soviet aircraft and thus prevented attacks against the tank brigade.
- "Ilmatorjuntamuseo, tykit". Anti-aircraft Museum, Tuusula, Finland. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
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